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Brain Sense

The Science of the Senses and How We Process the World Around Us
Brynie, Faith Hickman (Book - 2009)
Average Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5.
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Have you ever wondered why you remember color images and scenes so much better than those in black and white? The answer is in the way our brains interpret and process the sights, smells, tastes, and touches that make up our lives. Brainsense explores brain function and the senses, and offers new insight about what makes us tick. Based on new research and interviews with renowned scientists, readers will discover how the brain really works. Divided into chapters, one for each sense, Brainsense offers a new perspective into how we process the world around us. Both enlightening and engaging, this book will help us understand the elusive mysteries of the brain.
Authors: Brynie, Faith Hickman, 1946-
Title: Brain sense
the science of the senses and how we process the world around us
Publisher: New York : American Management Association, c2009
Characteristics: xiv, 274 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Faith Hickman Brynie
Contents: Life without touch
In from the cold
On which side is your bread buttered?
Pain and the placebo effect
Nematodes, haptics, and brain-machine interfaces
It's Valentine's day
sniff!
Do odors dance in your nose?
Life without scent
The sweaty scent of sex
Express train to happiness
The bitter truth
Coconut crazy
Cooking up some brain chemistry
How to knit a baby taste bud
Expecting what you taste and tasting what you expect
The big picture
Color and memory
Sizing things up
On the move
Vision and the video game
Hearing, left and right
Listening and language
My ears are ringing
Music and the plastic brain
Cochlear implant : one man's journey
Synesthesia : when senses overlap
If this looks like déjà vu, you ain't seen nuthin' yet
Feeling a phantom
Probabilities and the paranormal
Time
ISBN: 0814413242
9780814413241
Branch Call Number: 152.1 B9165b 2009
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Senses and sensation
Topical Term: Senses and sensation
LCCN: 2009017998
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Sep 13, 2010
  • 22950009541673 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

The book claims the old theories are wrong, but all it is doing is replacing them with new theories on how the brain works. I will wait until they are actual facts.

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